Women in Construction, The MDC Group

Women in Construction

Modern culture has started to combat the stereotyping of certain jobs as men-only or women-only, and younger people prefer dealing with and working for diverse companies. The more groups or…

How the Four Communications Styles Impact Work Relationships, The MDC Group

How the Four Communications Styles Impact Work Relationships

Psychologists identified four communications styles in the 1960s: passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive, and assertive. By understanding the four styles, businesspeople can analyze how their team…

Expanded Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, The MDC Group

Expanded Focus on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is a term describing company policies and programs that promote representation, participation, and acceptance of individuals from different population groups.…

Here’s Why Investing in Your Employees’ Well-Being is Important, The MDC Group

Here’s Why Investing in Your Employees’ Well-Being is Important

In reading today’s job boards, you’ll notice an increased focus on well-being-connected benefits. The emphasis on these benefits has continually increased over the past 20 years because employers…

How Understanding Work Styles Builds Better Teams and Partnerships, The MDC Group

How Understanding Work Styles Builds Better Teams and Partnerships

Understanding individual work styles provides businesses a practical approach to evaluating employees, setting goals, assigning tasks, and building strong teams. Some experts divide styles into four…

Focusing on Soft Skills, The MDC Group

Focusing on Soft Skills

Soft skills, sometimes called core or common skills are common to all professions and help people succeed at work. Soft skills include everything from critical thinking and problem solving to…

Shopping Centers Look to Refresh Existing Retail Space, The MDC Group

Shopping Centers Look to Refresh Existing Retail Space

Now more than ever, consumers are looking for an experience while shopping. After the difficult recent years for brick-and-mortar stores, traditional shopping centers are now looking to capitalize on…

Grocery Stores Need Flexible Displays, The MDC Group

Grocery Stores Need Flexible Displays

Consumer shopping habits and preferences have changed drastically over the past few years. With this shift, stores need to be able to quickly tailor the shopping experience to their customers’ needs.…

Grocery Stores Look for Ways to Save Energy, The MDC Group

Grocery Stores Look for Ways to Save Energy

Many businesses, including grocery stores, saw a large increase in operating costs due to the pandemic. Stores have been forced to make expensive changes to fight the COVID virus and provide services…

Consumer Sustainability Interest and What it Means for Retailers, The MDC Group

Consumer Sustainability Interest and What it Means for Retailers

Regardless of their age, most people think it's important that companies implement environmental improvement programs. The younger generations are especially interested in supporting responsible…

Adapting Empty Big Box Stores, The MDC Group

Adapting Empty Big Box Stores

With many big-box retailers closing locations or going out of business, each year brings an increasing amount of empty square footage in need of a new strategy. Shopping centers and malls are finding…

Direct Communication Resolves Workplace Conflicts, The MDC Group

Direct Communication Resolves Workplace Conflicts

Even in companies with healthy and thriving cultures, disagreements and conflicts still happen in the workplace. What matters more than whether or not disagreements arise is how a team deals with…

What Makes a Good Project Leader?, The MDC Group

What Makes a Good Project Leader?

Choosing the ideal leader can make a huge difference to a project’s success. Understanding what makes a good leader is the first step to finding the right person to head up your next project. Group…

Food Delivery Services Add Grocery Ready-to-Eat Selections, The MDC Group

Food Delivery Services Add Grocery Ready-to-Eat Selections

The delivery service industry has boomed in recent years due, at least in part, to the pandemic. As a result, delivery service apps are growing and evolving. In addition to restaurant food, customers…

Getting To Know Your Employees, The MDC Group

Getting To Know Your Employees

When you describe yourself to someone you meet socially, what do you tell them? You probably include your job title and workplace, but you also talk about where you grew up, your family…

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Community Outreach Lifts Company Morale and Engages Customers

Community outreach projects build company and customer loyalty. Doing good work makes participants feel good about themselves, and a company’s willingness to help the community promotes company…

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Veterinarians Busy after Pandemic Pet Adoption Surge

One unexpected result of Americans sheltering in place has been a dramatic increase in pet adoptions. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people stayed home, and as many as one in five households adopted…

A Guide to Adding Workplace and Community Mentoring, The MDC Group

A Guide to Adding Workplace and Community Mentoring

Everyone has experienced the daunting and confusing first days at a new company. A new hire has the qualifications and skills to do the new job, but there’s many factors at play when adjusting to a…

The Meteoric Rise of E-Commerce Grocery, and What it Means for the Future, The MDC Group

The Meteoric Rise of E-Commerce Grocery, and What it Means for the Future

It's no surprise that shopping for groceries online saw a major upswing in the past year and a half, but what may be a revelation is the number of shoppers who plan to continue using this service…

The Trend of Company Culture & How to Achieve It, The MDC Group

The Trend of Company Culture & How to Achieve It

These days, culture is trending. But moving from a set of written values & mission statements into something that is a thriving and integral part of your company’s daily operations can be tricky.…

The Great Switcheroo:  Why Traditional Retailers Are Going Online While Direct-to-Consumers Open New Stores, The MDC Group

The Great Switcheroo: Why Traditional Retailers Are Going Online While Direct-to-Consumers Open New Stores

It’s a confusing time in the retail world. While some traditional retailers are closing stores and ramping up their online presence, direct-to-consumer brands are opening flagship brick-and-mortars.…

A Guide to Building Teamwork (& How It Can Help Your Clients), The MDC Group

A Guide to Building Teamwork (& How It Can Help Your Clients)

Helping employees feel engaged in the success of the company through team development can have a huge impact on company success

Trends in Retail:  The Growing Popularity of Bespoke Shopping, The MDC Group

Trends in Retail: The Growing Popularity of Bespoke Shopping

After a year of shopping online, expectations for the in-store experience are projected to be significantly higher as shoppers re-enter the brick and mortar space.

3 Ideas for Adapting Offices, Lobbies & Waiting Rooms for a Post-COVID World, The MDC Group

3 Ideas for Adapting Offices, Lobbies & Waiting Rooms for a Post-COVID World

As many locations are re-opening with health measures still in place, here are three easy steps to adapt offices and shared work spaces, as well as lobbies and waiting rooms, for this new world.

Developing Commitment Through Employee Recognition, The MDC Group

Developing Commitment Through Employee Recognition

Across industries, employee retention is an expensive problem. Here are four tips for developing an effective employee recognition program that addresses worker satisfaction and helps meet company…

Trends in Retail:  Creating an Experience, The MDC Group

Trends in Retail: Creating an Experience

Now more than ever, customers and clients are looking for unique experiences as part of their brick-and-mortar shopping.  From creating Instagram-able installations to interactive displays,…

How to Operate with a “People First” Mindset & Why It’s Worth It, The MDC Group

How to Operate with a “People First” Mindset & Why It’s Worth It

Many company’s core values center around teammates and clients. There’s real potential in taking a “People First” approach. Here’s how adaptable and valuable the idea can be.

Three Reasons Why Encouraging Work/Life Balance Works, The MDC Group

Three Reasons Why Encouraging Work/Life Balance Works

A critical part of being a company with culture is encouraging a healthy work/life balance for employees. We believe in working to live, not living to work, and would like to share how this idea has…

The Tools You Need for a Successful Active Remodel, The MDC Group

The Tools You Need for a Successful Active Remodel

No matter how well you care for your store, eventually, every retail space needs repairs. Because you shouldn’t have to sacrifice customer experience to get the renovations you need, here’s some key…

Trends in Retail:  Combined Fulfillment Spaces, The MDC Group

Trends in Retail: Combined Fulfillment Spaces

With the growth of e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers must look for new ways to appeal to customers across the globe and to compete with giant online sellers. Following the wave of ship-to-store…

Three Steps to Inter-Departmental Collaboration, The MDC Group

Three Steps to Inter-Departmental Collaboration

Teams are built from shared goals and shared experiences, so what happens when your people are spread across departments, possibly in different buildings, cities, or states? Here’s three tips that…

PLENTY IN STORE FOR RETAILERS, The MDC Group

PLENTY IN STORE FOR RETAILERS

The challenge of planning, opening and running a retail or commercial establishment—meeting the needs of a throng of customers day after day—has met its match in The MDC Group (MDC).

THE VALUE OF INTERNSHIPS, The MDC Group

THE VALUE OF INTERNSHIPS

Dear Potential Interns, I come from a family where no one has ever worked in construction and I had little-to-no experience with the construction industry before school. Going into college, I quickly…

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, The MDC Group

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

We see and hear the term “employee engagement” quite frequently these days but, depending on which of the 2,740,000 Google links you click on, the definition varies.

THE PLATINUM RULE – THE PREDICTIVE INDEX, The MDC Group

THE PLATINUM RULE – THE PREDICTIVE INDEX

Most parents I know taught their children about the Golden Rule when they were growing up,

THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION CLIMATE, The MDC Group

THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION CLIMATE

Currently, inside the construction industry, it is well-known fact that we have a labor shortage. This deficiency has heavily influenced two aspects of our business: hiring and costs.

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